3" l. Cast with long scrolled horns flanking a crest, large ears, prominent snout and protruding curved tongue forming the hook.
4" h. Ovate body with two small luted loop handles on either side of the shoulder, narrowing down towards the slightly concave base which is marked with diminishing arcs from the cord used to shear the bottom and also with residue of the kiln spurs. A short, narrow neck surmounted by a dished mouth. The finely crazed yellowish glaze falls partially down the body revealing the buff stoneware on the lower end and bottom.
7 1/2" l. Beveled and arced spatula form terminating in a bird's head hook, inlaid with gold and turquoise forming an intricate series of lozenge-shaped panels enclosing hook and scroll motifs in gold wire against a turquoise ground.
7 1/2" w. Small dish, shallow, gently curving upward from the flat, footless bottom with traces of three large spur mounds, carved design of overlapping lotus petals with pod rings in the center, olive green crazed and glassy glaze with dark poolings in the recesses and near the base, grey body.
2" average height. 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.
4 3/8" w. Seal characters forming a frieze
2" h x 2 3/4" w. Ovate body with engraved design of dragons on two sides enclosed in arabesque cartouches and engraved peonies in arabesque cartouches on the other two sides, rectangular cover, domed and cast in relief with a dragon and preforated bale handle, traces of gilding and lacquer.
2" h x 3" w. Leather folding pouch with bail ruyi shaped bronze handle, bronze bird from escutcheons flanking a diamond form made up of bats and ruyi heads around a cross in a circle, all above an axe head form steel base with incised inscription.
2 3/4" h x 6 7/8" w. Conical form with fine wedge-shape foot ring, floral and birds carved with dotted combed effect in the interior, pale blue glaze, base and foot ring partially glazed leaving a small burnt red unglazed area in the center, foliate rim.
3 3/4" l. Arced and tapered fprm with reticulated design on the reverse and enamel floral design on the front.
Detail of two central figures on relief remnant. Both seated, the one on the right being male based on the attire worn. The male figure gestures with his right hand toward the female figure, the meaning of which is not clear.
Pair - 5 1/2" h. Baluster - 6 1/8" h. A pair of pyriform vases on a high splayed foot, molded with a raised floral scroll above a raised band which is over a band overlapping lotus leaves, an incised thin band on the wide neck terminating in a flat ringed mouth. The dirty light brown and crazed glaze on the exterior falls to halfway down the foot where the grey sugary body is brown from firing. A third vase is of baluster form with molded leaves on the shoulder below the bulbous portion and on the foot, two applied tubular handles above an incised ring on the neck. The dirty light brown glaze is halfway down the foot.
2 3/4" h x 4 5/8" w. Flared side turning upward near the rim and indented toward the footring, the dark brown stoneware is covered with a brown glaze inside and two-thirds of the way down on the outside where it has pooled, thinning on the lip. In addition to the brown, radiating streaks of black are on the interior and exterior.
2 1/2"" h x 4 1/4""w. Bottom view of hare's fur teabowl.
Tray - 8 1/2" w. Cups 1 7/8" h x 3 1/2" w. Five campanulate cups with slightly thickened rims and straight sided footrings fastened in a circle to the inside of a flaring short rim of a round tray with convex bottom containing a double beaded ring, concave base of the tray unglazed, pale yellowish brown glassy glaze, finely crazed, ending at the bottom in large droplets and pooling to a heavy bead.
2"w. Back side of bronze belt hook. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.
2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.
3 7/8" l. Greenish-white jade with russet markings carved in an archaistic style standing dragon, handcarved fitted wood stand.
4 1/2" h. A figure of an elderly bearded man in peasant clothes and bare feet, standing, holding a pouch in his right hand by his side and raising his left hand, boxwood.
Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.
View of small blown glass bottle, mottled with various colors ranging from light blue to brown intermixed with bits of mica to create a sparkling effect.
2"h x 4"w. Bottom view of small bowl with crackled light green glaze.
4 7/8" h. Slender ovate form, cylindrical foot ring, tapered shoulder and trumpet horn neck and mouth, raised enamel dÃ©cor from top to bottom, on the neck a band of ruyi heads followed by a band of pendant jewels, on the shoulder band of upright overlapping stiff leaves, a narrow double reciprocating linear band, a wider Greek key band followed by a narrow pendant spear head band, the body with a hawk standing on a rock formation with lotus leaves below and a large setting sun to the left, above the sun is a short poem in black enamel with three red seals, on the foot ring is a band of ruyi heads followed by a band of floral meander alternating with Greek key, the bands in blue enamel, the scene in polychrome enamel, egg shell thin porcelain, red enamel four character mark "made for the hall of cultivation of virtue" - a palace mark in a double line square with rounded corners.
One of two funerary vases. This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.